Proposed Bill Would Undermine Needed Water Security Project
Southern California Water Committee Opposes AB 1713
Los Angeles, CA – The Southern California Water Committee (SCWC) announced today that the organization joined a growing coalition of public water agencies in opposition of AB 1713 (Eggman), which would subvert the historic agreement and progress of the 2009 Delta legislation to achieve the co-equal goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The bill creates significant hurdles to advancing California WaterFix during a pivotal time. It also sets a dangerous precedent for major infrastructure investments that are critical to supporting the state’s economy.
“AB 1713 is gambling against a plan that will secure reliable water supplies and repair a deteriorating Delta responsible for supporting the state’s economy and providing water for 26 million Californians. California WaterFix is the investment we need to prepare for our water future by stabilize our statewide water system and will go hand-in-hand with local water supply projects.”
Hon. Marion Ashley
Chairman, Southern California Water Committee
Riverside County Supervisor, District 5
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Established in 1984, the Southern California Water Committee is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public education partnership dedicated to informing Southern Californians about our water needs and our state’s water resources. Spanning Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Imperial, Riverside, Ventura and Kern counties, the SCWC’s members include representatives from business, government, agriculture, water agencies, labor and the general public. Visit us at www.socalwater.org and find us on Facebook.